Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hot Chocolate Anyone??

Cold and Snowy here ... how is it where you live?
Hello friends, thanks for stopping by today!

My friend Diane Hover (Nellie's Nest) mentioned to me the other day when we were Yahoo Messenger chatting that she was working on a card for a fun sketch challenge and shared the link with me.  Well immediately I thought "that does look like fun" and decided to join in.  
The sketch challenge blog I'm referring to is Mojo Monday Card Sketch!  I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with it ... as was I actually ... but just never took the time to play along.  Well, that is until today! LOL!  (thanks Diane!)

Their current sketch challenge is here:

See what I mean ... isn't that an awesome sketch to follow?

I had a stack of images (of all sorts) along with paper packs laying on my work table and that is where it all began.  First I picked one of the smaller images in the pile then I went with a NEW paper pack that I've had for several months and though would work well with the image and Viola!  I could not believe how quickly this card came together!

This delightful image is actually one I printed off of Pinterest and the paper pack I referred to is American Crafts ' Hot Cocoa' 6x6 pack.  I remember when I spotted it at Hobby Lobby last summer thinking "in all the papers I have (and that's a LOT) ... I don't have anything like this!"  So of course just HAD to have it.  I had actually forgotten all about it until I created a card (which I posted yesterday for The Shabby Tea Room) and knew it was PERFECT for this sketch & image too!  And, the brand new chocolate single stitched ribbon is so OOOLLLDDD and I'm not sure but believe it is from Michaels (can you tell I have a lot of ribbon too, lol). 

A few other challenges to share in today are:
NBUS Challenge #3  - (NBUS - paper & ribbon)

Clear It Out Challenge - Use your stash!  (paper & ribbon)

Well that's it for me today!
I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I'm STILL putting Christmas away (in fact the tree is still up, yikes)!
We celebrate the '12 Days of Christmas' which meant the outside stayed decorated & lite until Jan. 6th.  Hence the reason I am STILL trying to get back to normal!  LOL!
As always . . .


jrmom said...

What a beautiful card. Match it with those homemade marshmallow, some hit cocoa mix and you have a delicious lovely gift.

Becca Cruger said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I love how warm and inviting it is. Maybe I just like hot cocoa and whipped cream too much?! Love the distressing around the edges, too and you're right - those papers do work SO well together. Thanks for linking up with us over at Crafty Gals Corner challenges.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Scrumptious, beautiful colours. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Divas by Design.
Cathy DT Member

Diane said...

YUM!!! I want this right now on this cold and very snowy morning....and yes, for sure those papers are the "perfect" match!! Thanks for the "plug" too...heehee!!

Samantha A. said...

That looks so yummy! Delicious creation! Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is great Darlene! So scrummy! Hazel x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love that image! A scrumptious card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Marie said...

Love your image and the fabby design of your card. Lovely colours to it. Thanks for joining us over at PTT this month.
Love n hugs
PTT teamie Marie

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your adorable card is warming lots of visitors who come by your blog from where they are in the deep freeze, Darlene! It makes me feel warm and cozy and toasty, too, and it's not even cold where I am! I love it and love how it came together for you!

Thank you so much for finding me and linking your card with my NBUS Challenge #3! It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I hope you'll pop back over to my blog and follow me, too. Stay in and stay crafty and warm!! Hugs, Darnell

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love papers and image. Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!!!
Agnieszka DT

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for playing along with us @ CIO challenge blog...stop by and play with us again <((><
Great project you have entered :)